Our utilization of Fibre Laser cutting technology allows for the precision cutting of various metals, including Copper and Aluminum, without the need for specialised tooling. This capability enables us to manufacture complex busbars and motor laminations, which are widely utilized in the expanding hybrid and electric vehicle market, as well as precision components for industries such as renewable energy and research.
Our recent acquisition of a state-of-the-art Trumpf 3030 laser has further enhanced our capabilities in these areas.
Our experienced team is equipped to collaborate with designers to ensure the most efficient production process possible,
Laser Cutting benefits include:
- Our Fiber Laser cutting technology offers unparalleled flexibility in terms of sheet thickness, with the ability to cut up to 25mm. Additionally, it allows for seamless processing of sheets with film coating without vaporizing. We are able to work with a wide range of materials, including Copper- up to 8mm, Aluminum- up to 20mm, Mild Steel- up to 25mm, Stainless Steel up to 20mm, and Brass – up to 8mm.
- In terms of productivity, our cutting strategy employs a single cutting head with collision protection, resulting in minimized downtime and increased machine dynamics due to direct drive. Additionally, the TruDisk solid-state laser provides a productivity advantage with thin sheets, and intelligent functions ensure high throughput and process reliability.
- Quality and tolerances are of the utmost importance to us, which is why we have chosen to invest in Fiber Laser over the more common CO2 laser. As a naturally precise and accurate profiling machine, a Fiber Laser guarantees the best in profiling services
Fibre Laser Cutting Copper
Traditionally, cutting delicate materials such as copper and brass using CO2 laser technology was a challenging task due to their reflective properties. With the advent of our latest fiber laser cutting technology, we have overcome this obstacle and are now able to laser cut copper with thicknesses ranging from 0.2mm to 8mm.
This state-of-the-art investment, coupled with advanced deburring equipment and in-house electroplating capabilities, allows us to produce highly accurate parts and sub-assemblies. In today’s competitive marketplace, quick turnaround times, flexibility, and exceptional quality are of paramount importance. To meet these demands, we have also invested in a comprehensive range of materials to ensure we can support our customers’ needs promptly
High Performance Motor Lamination Manufacture
HV Wooding has developed technologies to cut thin gauge high performance laminations from coated electrical steels to customer specification. High accuracy – low burr.
Laser cut motor laminations can be bonded into core packs – read more on our Laminations page.
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Science & Research - CERN
A twin-aperture, 10 m long, prototype magnet was designed by CERN to gain experience in the construction of full scale twin-aperture Dipole Magnets. HV Wooding were given the task to produce the Twin-aperture Dipole magnet Laminations. Click to read a Case study demonstrating our ongoing work with CERN on the Large Hadron Collider - and the positive impact from our input.
Ventilator Challenge UK
British engineering firms were called on to switch to making medical ventilators as concern grew about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This follows an appeal by Boris Johnson, who held an emergency conference appealing for an urgent effort to address the national shortage.
Next generation of Tidal Turbines
A Global manufacture in the “Renewables Sector” are developing the next generation of Tidal Turbines. In order to optimise engineering performance they needed a partner to help facilitate both the design and manufacturing solution of “Laminate Sections” for the Permanent Magnet Generator.
High Volume of Metal Stampings and Busbars
A leading Global manufacturer of Electrical Automation and Control Solutions have a high volume of Metal Stampings and Busbars used within their product groups. These include regular repeat items and also spot ordered parts that are delivered to multiple locations.
“Hybrid Drivetrain” for Motorsport and Transportation applications
A Global manufacturer of “Hybrid Drivetrain” for Motorsport and Transportation applications. A key market for flywheel energy storage technology is the public transport sector. This technology can save fuel and reduce green house gas emissions by up to 30% in a city bus for example.
Strategic outsourcing partner
A leading international manufacturer of electrical accessories were producing all components in house. In order to focus on core activities and increase profitability, they needed a strategic outsourcing partner that they could trust. After a detailed evaluation, they decided to outsource all presswork components to HV Wooding.
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We have a very busy exhibitions and conference calendar for 2024, meeting existing clients and introducing ourselves to new ones and learning more about the industries we serve. Click to find out where you can catch up with our team. Upcoming Exhibitions include: Battery Tech Show, The Battery Show, Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo, Cenex LCV, SMMT Electrified, Future Propulsion Show & Advanced Engineering Show.
PAST EVENT: The International Nuclear Manufacturing Summit 2022
Hosted by the Nuclear AMRC, the International Nuclear Manufacturing Summit 2022 will showcase opportunities in the major programmes and explore how suppliers can win work now and over the next 30 years. Our list of customers in this field include CERN, CEA, Elytt and Brookhaven internationally with UKAEA divisions Cullum, Harwell, Rutherford and Diamond Light in the U.K. We are also providing Switchgear suppliers such as Schneider Electric, GE Energy and Alstom with Busbars for products used with the sector.
PAST EVENT: Coiltech Italia 2022
Coiltech is the most qualified electromechanical Meeting-Point in its sector. The range of products offered by companies that exhibit at Coiltech covers all the production steps of electric motors, generators, electric pumps, transformers, and windings in general. Following a fantastic show in Germany (April 2022) – we will be back at Coiltech Italia, 28-29th September in Podenone, Italy. We will be showcasing our Core Packs and Busbars for electric motor applications.
Investing in Quality
To assist the constantly evolving challenges that face our highly experienced quality team at H V Wooding, we have recently invested in the super accurate Trimos height gauge and the Vision inspection system ‘InspecVision Planer’ for fast and accurate measurement of multiple parts.
Electric Vehicle boost for HVW
Having been given a glimpse of a potential future should we make the switch to Electric Vehicles - with less air pollution and improved air quality being documented during the COVID-19 lockdown - more buyers are realising the benefits of moving away from petrol and diesel cars.